I enjoyed Architect, but this EP takes every element from that album and improves upon it tenfold. If heaven has a song on repeat, it is the immaculate Cocteau Twins cover showcased here. Incomprehensibly beautiful.
Favorite track: Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops.
Following the success of his Mercury Prize-nominated debut album “Architect”, the talented Glaswegian musician C Duncan unveils a new EP, featuring four previously unreleased tracks. The EP can be seen as a summary of the journey that the singer's career has been so far; it brings together songs written at various points in his life and gives the listener practical insight into Christopher Duncan's musical approach and inspirations.
The first track on the EP is the giddy, fast-paced "A Year or So" — one of C Duncan's more recent compositions. The song still carries the ethereal quality that made listeners fall in love with his intricate debut album "Architect", but also shows him moving on to an increasingly confident and grounded sound. Also included are a BBC live session version of "Garden.” "The Age For Love (Is The Wrong Age For Me)" — one of C Duncan's earlier songs; albeit not what those who follow his work are used to hearing, and to round it all off, the EP concludes with a cover of Cocteau Twins' "Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops.” The latter is a lovely tribute to his fellow Scottish musicians, who Christopher cites as a major influence and an inspiration for his own music.
Oh my GOD this album is amazing. Each song is cohesive and great by itself, and the overall story is beautiful, easy to relate to, and sad. It's hard to get an album that makes me cry, but Andy Shauf definitely pulls it off <3 Monkeyfish